An award-winning industrial designer, photographer, and sculptor from the D.C. area, Cristian Wicha has been designing furniture for production for the past 15 years. Having received a BFA from the Corcoran in 1991 with a focus in sculpture and furniture design, he went on to earn a MFA in Industrial Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Cristian began teaching at the Corcoran School of Art in 2001 under his professor and mentor Rick Wall. From 1996 to 2009, Mr. Wicha was an in-house designer for BDI, a Chantilly-based contemporary furniture company, producing a multitude of designs, some of which are still in production. Currently an independent designer, he continues to license designs and produce commissioned pieces. Most recently he is branching into restaurant design for a locally based national sushi chain.